Local news in brief

Denies racial charge

JAMES Barr (36), 17 Smieton Street, Carnoustie, adhered to his plea of not guilty when he appeared at Arbroath Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

He denies that on January 1, in Barry Road, he behaved in a racially aggravated manner to a female; and on the same date and at the same location, he conducted himself in a disorderly manner, shouted and swore, and challenged a male to fight.

Sheriff Derek Pyle continued the case to trial on April 4.

Pleads not guilty

ELIZABETH Mackintosh Beattie Walker (58), 4 Fontstane Place, Monifieth, maintained her plea of not guilty when she appeared before Sheriff Derek Pyle at Arbroath Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Walker denies that on January 10, at Grange Avenue, she behaved in a racially aggravated manner and caused alarm and distress to a male.

She also denies shouting and swearing, and making racial remarks to the same male.

The case will continue to trial on April 5.

House of Memories busier

MONIFIETH Local History Society reports that there is already an increase in holiday visitors to the House of Memories.

The next event is a talk on Wednesday (March 28) at 7 p.m. in the Community Cabin, when the invited guest speaker will be Gillian Molloy who will explain what she knows about ‘Monifieth and Dundee street names’.

Primary performance

PUPILS from Woodlands Primary School presented a well received performance of songs and recitations to members of Carnoustie Probus Club at their meeting in the Station Hotel on Wednesday morning. The children were under the guidance of teacher Lisa Middleton, ably assisted by helpers Jennifer Gourlay and Janet Crozier.

Grant McIntosh presided and the vote of thanks was given by Leslie Hunter.

At the club’s next meeting on Wednesday, April 4, Commander Jim McRae will give a talk on the Mission to Seafarers.